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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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132             Youth's Golden Gleam
arrived on Sunday night, November 14. The Gazette of Monday described it as "not a flurry but a storm which has put a white mantle of an inch thickness over the house-tops and upon the naked branches of the trees."10 Another report affirmed that "the hills, the roofs, the streets, the trees were wrapped in a white whose purity no judicial ermine could rival."11
The visit must have been a combination of joyous and sad memories. Perhaps Stephen took Jane and the girls to see the Cassilly's Row office building from which he had looked out for three happy years upon the levee and the river.^The second partner of Irwin & Foster, his brother Dunning, had never re­covered after \|jis Mexican War service and died in Cincinnati in 1856.12 The firm was now Irwin & Co., Steam Boat Agents and Com­mission Merchants,;with offices at 34 Broad­way. Their business was flourishing.13
Gone were many of the old familiar faces; but some of Stephen's friends were in the city: Sophia Marshall, now Mrs. Henry I. Miller; Samuel Thompson, now employed with T. Penterman; W. C. Peters, now in business with his sons; John B. Russell and John McClel­land.13
Stephen almost certainly called at the Russell home, then 26$ West Fourth Street, to thank Russell again for that nice article about his music printed in the Gazette last year. If they talked about the editorials then appear-







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